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Jos overview

Jos is the capital city of Plateau State, Nigeria. Located in the country's middle belt, the city has a population of about 1 million people. Jos is the major producer of tin in the country, and as a result has led to the migration of people from other parts of Nigeria including Igbos, Yorubas, and some European investors. Plateau state used to be known as the home of peace and tourism but since 2001, the city has experienced some religious riots between Muslims and Christians. However, tourist activities have not ceased in the city.

Best time to book a flight to Jos

Arik Air is the only airline operating domestic flights into Jos, with its city of departure in Lagos. Like the habit of most airlines, the prices of tickets tend to be less expensive when they are first sold. Travelers into Jos can also take advantage of this air travel phenomenon by booking their flights at least 45 days before their departure.

It is no surprise that flight fares are generally more expensive during religious celebrations including Christmas, New Year, and Easter celebrations for the Christians, and Ramadan or Eid El Fitr celebrations for the Muslims. This is due to the existence of both Muslims and Christians in the city. Besides these occasions and other annual events, the prices of tickets are generally stable and easier to book at any time. Any increase in fares during these neutral periods may be as a result of the economy and exchange rates. Arik Air operates daily flights from Lagos to Jos, travelers should be on the lookout for cheap deals on tickets.

Best time to visit Jos

Tourist Activities Barely Cease In J-Town But Travelers Will Do Well To Take Note Of The Climatic Conditions And Annual Events Here So That They Can Schedule Their Visits For Maximum Enjoyment.

Weather Conditions In Jos

The Climate In Jos Is A Tropical Climate. The City Experiences More Temperate Climates Than Most States In The Country. Rain Falls More Frequently In The Summers Than In Winter Here. The Driest Month Of The Year Is January And The Rain Falls The Hardest And Most Frequently In July. April Is The Hottest Month Of The Year, While August Is The Coldest. The City Sees Hail Falling Sometimes During The Rainy Season. Because Of The Very Cool Weather In The City, Jos Is A Major Destination For Vacations For Tourists.

When It Is Cold In Jos, It Is Very Cold Most Times, Sending The Whole City Into Shivers. Travelers Visiting During These Periods Should NEVER Make The Mistake Of Forgetting All Their Thick Wears At Home Including Boots And Head Warmers. Anything That Warms You Is Welcome, Even A Boiling Ring.

 

Annual Events And Festivals In Jos

Nzem Berom Festival

The Nzem Berom Festival Is A Unifying Cultural Festival That Holds In March Or April Every Year. The People Of Berom Are One Of The Largest Ethnic Groups In All Of Plateau State. The Festival Is One Of Many Berom Festivals Used To Celebrate The Harvest Seasons, Hunting Expeditions, And To Usher In The New Rainy Season. The Nzem Berom Festival Sees A Lot Of Different Cultural Displays In The Areas Of Music, Dance, Arts, And Culture.

Jos Festival Of Theatre

The Annual Jos Festival Of Theatre Is Organized By The Jos Repertory Theatre To Develop Budding Playwrights And Directors. The Festival Also Serves To Create An Insight Into The Nigerian Theatre Repertory By Featuring Plays From International Repertories. The Jos Festival Of Theatre Is The Only Private Independent Theatre Festival In Nigeria.

HackJos

HackJos Is An Annual Software Competition That Holds Every Year In Jos. It Is Part Of The Effort Of The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) And The Plateau State Government To Promote Innovation In The Country. The Event Is Supported By Tech Hubs Including Hotels.ng. It Is The Ideal Event For Young People With Software And Entrepreneurship Skills.

Airlines operating flights to Jos

Arik Air is the only airline operating domestic flights into Jos, with its city of departure in Lagos

Jos airport

Yakubu Gowon Airport is also known as Jos Airport. It is a public airport serving Jos and was named after a Nigerian head of state, General Yakubu Gowon. The airport is owned and operated by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN). The airport is referred to by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) using the airport code JOS. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) uses DNJO when referring to Yakubu Gowon Airport. Ari Air operates daily flights to the airport from Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Ikeja, Lagos.

Getting from Jos airport to city centre

Staying in Jos

Jos is the capital city of Plateau State, Nigeria. Located in the country's middle belt, the city has a population of about 1 million people. Jos is the major producer of tin in the country, and as a result has led to the migration of people from other parts of Nigeria including Igbos, Yorubas, and some European investors. Plateau state used to be known as the home of peace and tourism but since 2001, the city has experienced some religious riots between Muslims and Christians. However, tourist activities have not ceased in the city.

Cost of things in Jos

Jos is an exciting place to visit for tourists and expatriates. There are varieties of festivals taking place in the city, tourist attraction centers including the Jos Wildlife Park, Waterfalls in the city outskirts, National Museum etc. It is therefore important for travelers to make adequate preparations for funds to be spent on these activities. These expenses also include the cost of necessaries, restaurants, accommodation, and other miscellaneous expenses.

 Item  Price (NGN) 

  Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant

  700

  Meal for 2 at Fast Food restaurant

   2400

  Beer

   350

  Bread

   400

 Toothpaste

   300

  A Dozen Eggs 

   550

 Suya and Fura De Nono  

   500

  1 kg of Tomatoes

   310

  1 Kg of Potatoes

   450

  1 bottle of red wine

   2500


Cost Of Common Items In Jos


Restaurants In Jos

For as low as 1,500 Naira, travelers can eat out nice restaurants like Bevelyns Restaurant, Mr. Biggs, All Spice Restaurant, Southern Fried Chicken, Garden Chinese and Continental Restaurants, Feydups Restaurant and co. There are also roadside restaurants around places in Jos from where traditional meals can be eaten for as low as 200 Naira.

Flight from local city to Jos

There are scheduled daily flights between Jos (Yakubu Gowon Airport) and Lagos (Murtala Muhammed International Airport). The domestic flights between these routes are solely operated by Arik Air, a major domestic airline in Nigeria.

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Visitors would enjoy traveling to Lagos for its entertainment factor; the city is always awash with activities almost every hour of the day. From beaches to art galleries, intercontinental restaurants, museums, theatres, and parks and musical concerts, visitors can never be bored on their trip to the city. Lagos is as well the commercial center of not just Nigeria but for all of Africa. It is, therefore, a location for people looking for business opportunities. Flights within Nigeria begin at 40,000 naira or more depending on the location.








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